Service Service Asked to Stop Investigating Jan. 6 Texts Amid Criminal Inquiry

The Homeland Security Department’s inspector general told the Secret Service to halt its internal investigation into how phone records from around Jan. 6 were purged.

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Secret Service Text Messages Around Jan. 6 Were Erased, Inspector General Says

The disclosure drew concern from the House committee investigating the attack, which has heard testimony that President Donald J. Trump wanted agents to take him to the Capitol that day.

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Jan. 6 Witness Anthony Ornato Is at the Center of a Battle Over Credibility

Mr. Ornato, who was Donald Trump’s deputy chief of staff for operations, has become a key figure in a dispute over testimony from the Jan. 6 committee’s star witness.

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